440. Come Away to the Skies

1 Come away to the skies,
My belovèd, arise
And rejoice in the day you were born;
On this festival day,
Come exulting away,
And with singing to Zion return.

2 Now with singing and praise,
Let us spend all the days,
By our heavenly Father bestowed,
While his grace we receive
From his bounty, and live
To the honor and glory of God.

3 For thy glory we were
First created to share,
Both the nature and kingdom divine!
Now created again
That our lives may remain,
Throughout time and eternity, thine.

4 We with thanks do approve
The design of that love
Which has joined us to Jesus’ name;
So united in heart,
Let us never more part,
Till we meet at the feast of the Lamb.

5 Hallelujah we sing,
To our Father and King,
And his rapturous praises, repeat:
To the Lamb that was slain,
Hallelujah again,
Sing, all heaven and fall at his feet.

Text Information
First Line: Come away to the skies
Title: Come Away to the Skies
Author: Anonymous
Meter: 66 66 9
Language: English
Publication Date: 1994
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Lamb
Source: Southern Harmony, 1835, alt.
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Jack W. Burnam, b. 1946
Meter: 66 66 9
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Southern Harmony, 1835
Copyright: Harmonization © 1984, Jack W. Burnam

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